BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Accounting and Economics

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations. Our Accounting and Economics degree provides you with all the skills you need to ensure a sound foundation for your professional career in a wide range of fields.

Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and macroeconomics analyses the economy as a whole. This programme includes a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component, and a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making. You will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy. 

This programme is accredited by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. The number of  examination exemptions will depend on the choice of optional modules, but could be up to a maximum of five. The programme is also accredited by the CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) which means students could be entitled to claim exemptions for up to eight of their professional examinations. Students aiming for a career as accountants are, however, recommended to select the BA/BSc in Accounting and Finance which provides five guaranteed exemptions.

Programme description

Accounting has been defined as the measurement and disclosure of financial information that is used by managers, investors and others to make decisions about the allocation of resources within organisations. Our Accounting and Economics degree provides you with all the skills you need to ensure a sound foundation for your professional career in a wide range of fields.

Economics has been defined as the study of human choice, and the impact of choice on the production, distribution and consumption of scarce resources. Microeconomics deals with choice at the individual level, and macroeconomics analyses the economy as a whole. This programme includes a core microeconomics and macroeconomics component, and a specialism focusing on the economic context of business decision making. You will develop an awareness of applications of economics in areas including business management, finance and public policy. 

This programme is accredited by the ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the global body for professional accountants. The number of  examination exemptions will depend on the choice of optional modules, but could be up to a maximum of five. The programme is also accredited by the CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) which means students could be entitled to claim exemptions for up to eight of their professional examinations. Students aiming for a career as accountants are, however, recommended to select the BA/BSc in Accounting and Finance which provides five guaranteed exemptions.

Key Modules
  • You will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including accounting, banking, finance, economics, management, marketing and entrepreneurship.
  • All single honours students taking degrees within Business at Bangor follow the same modules in Year 1, so you may change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of Year 2.
  • Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge.
  • A Careers and Employability Fair is held every year and provides an opportunity for students to meet recruiters and learn more about post-graduation employment options.
  • We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.
  • Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
  • We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA, MSc and MBA) in business and finance subjects.
  • Depending on the modules you study, you will be able to gain exemptions from parts of the professional examinations of the major accounting bodies.
Module & Subject
Year 1

You take 7 core modules plus 2 options.

Core modules:

  • Management and Financial Accounting (double)
  • CORE Economics (double)
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Quantitative Methods (double)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Business Study Skills
Year 2
  • Financial Accounting
  • Probability and Optimisation
  • Statistical Methods
  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Current Issues in Economics
  • Management Accounting (double)
  • Optional module     
Year 3
  • Financial Statement Analysis    
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Applied Economics
  • Auditing 
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Accounting Theory and Practice (double)
  • International Economics
Entry Requirements
  • 120 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0)
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER